Do Home Bargains pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at Home Bargains.

Retailers who pay breaks include Sofology, World Duty Free and IKEA.

Last updated 9 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 155 job reviews from people who work at Home Bargains.

100% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Which retailers pay breaks?

  1. Sofology Most people get paid breaks
  2. World Duty Free Most people get paid breaks
  3. IKEA Most people get paid breaks
  4. Harrods Most people get paid breaks
  5. Renault Only some people get paid breaks
  6. Symphony Group Only some people get paid breaks
  7. Ocado Only some people get paid breaks
  8. THG Only some people get paid breaks
  9. Games Workshop Most people get paid breaks
  10. Studio Only some people get paid breaks

What people are saying about sick pay at Home Bargains

  • Best thing

    Hours sometimes
    Times of no customers

    Worst thing

    Managers treat you with disrespect
    Verbal abuse
    Will call your personal number to tell you off outside of work hours
    Favouritism in mostly white staff members
    Unpaid Breaks
    Unrealistic expectations of your work


    Home Bargains Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    Can get extra hours easily
    Can swap shifts with other people through an app
    Management is good and staff are friendly

    Worst thing

    Don't get paid breaks or sick pay


    Home Bargains Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Staff discount, the people I work with and going home

    Worst thing

    Management talk and treat their staff like rubbish. Made to feel guilty for doing overtime. Special treatment for managements favourite members of staff. Expected to work past your shift. Made to feel guilty about saying no to going in on your day off. Not long enough breaks for how many hours your expected to work. Your expected to work after your shift ends. Too much pressure is put on staff to get several tasks completed in an Unrealistic amount of time.


    Home Bargains Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Short shifts, get them over and done with.
    Only contracted 8 hours which is perfect as I’m a student. Pay is better than other places for my age.

    Worst thing

    Management- some are rude, don’t speak to you, don’t help…
    Too much work. Managers expect us to get all stock out and done.
    Not enough staff in when there should be.
    Unpaid breaks.
    Often get the bad late shifts all the time!
    Shifts change last minute.
    Very stressful environment - not nice especially since college is stressful.
    Usually always weekend shifts. No time to relax or socialise with others out of work.


    Home Bargains Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Fast paced, always something to do. Above minimum wage. If you work hard then there's a good chance of progression.

    Worst thing

    Unpaid breaks, work can be physically demanding.


    Home Bargains Employee, May 2021